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Chris D.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $37
  • Bachelor of Arts: Music (Performance and Pedagogy) from North Central University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Chris D.

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The basics on mandolin through some standard bluegrass tunes. Personally, I'm a fan of all-things Chris Thile (Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers, his solo material, etc...) but it's great to dive into the bluegrass classics to get started!

About Chris

Chris grew up hearing his dad play guitar around the house and at live shows. He “caught the bug” around age 13 and hasn’t stopped playing since! He’s been teaching guitar since 2003 and received his Bachelor of Arts in Music at North Central University in 2008 where he studied jazz, blues, rock, c

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Renee
My 15 year-old son started guitar this summer. He has truly enjoyed working with Chris. Chris is patient and encouraging, as well as being a cool guy that my son looks up to.
Helen
My 13-years old son was reluctant to take music lessons. He had not liked piano (with a different instructor) when he was younger, but agreed to try guitar. Since the first trial lesson, he has been excited to learn more!

Chris is a fun teacher who knows his stuff and who communicates well with both his students and their parents. I have three kids and have found it’s difficult to find a teacher who is responsive to parents + engaging with youth + gifted at music.

His rates are very reasonable for our area. His in-home lesson space is professional and comfortable — I get to sit on a comfy couch and get work done during my son’s weekly lesson. In addition, Chris goes above and beyond to make sure the lessons are meeting our expectations. He tracked down strings for us when we accidentally broke one. He has rescheduled lessons due to our busy schedules. He is genuinely kind and such a pleasure to work with — we couldn’t be more thrilled!
Brian
Our kids have loved working with Chris. He picks songs they're excited to play, teaches them patiently, and has a lot of fun with them. They've made a ton of progress since they started with Chris, and they're always excited to see him!
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Edwin I.

112 Reviews
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Starting at $49
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Japanese
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Awarded DownBeat Music Award 1998 from DownBeat
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Edwin I.

112 Reviews
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All styles - strumming, single note playing
Improvisation soloing
Proper technique
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About Edwin

Hello! Thank you for your interest in taking guitar/piano/music lessons. I am a professional teacher/studio musician/performer/producer with over 20 years of private teaching experience and a graduate of the University of Miami Studio Music and Jazz program in 2002 specializing in the guitar.

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Antonia D.
Great first lesson. My daughter was super happy after her lesson with Edwin, and very inspired to practice. Edwin was very polite and patient with her during the lesson. I look forward to seeing her make progress in future lessons.
Andrew A.
Just what the doctor ordered. Someone that can walk the walk!!!!! Well worth the money. Knows subject and great demeanor. Looking forward to future lessons.
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Kenton M.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kenton M.

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You can choose to learn by ear, notation, tab, or a combination of these. We will play standard tunes, and any of your favorites from Bill Monroe to Chris Thiles, and beyond. A mandolin is also great for strumming and singing.

About Kenton

I have been teaching for over fifteen years. I play various styles including jazz, rock, blues, classical, country, and bluegrass. Instruments I teach include guitar, dobro, banjo, mandolin, and ukulele. I also teach the Q Chord. I have performed in many different bands including rock, top forty

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Lorraine D.
great teacher very patient easy to learn from
Lorraine D.
so happy to finally find a relaxed person and you just know he enjoys teaching and doesnt hurry you. am excited for my next lessons
Tiffany P.
I highly reccommend Kenton! My 10 year old son has been taking lessons online for the past couple of months. My son is an absolute beginner, however, is progressing quickly through the curriculum. Kenton is a fantastic teacher, knowledgable, patient, and kind. He keeps the lessons fun, age appriopriate and challenging. Choosing Kenton as our Mountain Dulcimer instructor has been the best decision for us. Give Kenton a try; you won't regret it!

Meet Online Mandolin Teachers Serving Holy Cross, IA

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Thomas F.

17 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Thomas F.

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I can teach all levels and many styles. I make it easy for you to learn at your own pace so you can achieve your goals and have fun playing music.

About Thomas

Tom has a music degree focused in guitar performance and a combined professional teaching and performance career that spans over twenty years. Tom began teaching in 1994 and still practices today instructing students of all ages on guitar and bass techniques, as well as music theory. Tom is

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Frank G.
Great first lesson.
Steve B.
First lesson was right on and to the point. Thanks Tom...
George S.
No doubt Thomas will help fill in some gaps. I think he's got plenty he can tech me. Looking forward 👍👍
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Christopher I.

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Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • music performance from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Christopher I.

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My approach to mandolin focuses on fun, uplifting music-making while developing good technique. This allows for instant fun with simultaneous development. In my lessons, we will cover mandolin playing as well as the mandolin's place in various ensembles as well as good jam etiquette that will make playing with others as fun and satisfying as possible. My favorite styles include bluegrass, Irish, old-time, jazz, classical, and rock-n-roll. We will really nerd out on what makes the mandolin so special!

About Christopher

Hi there! I'm a lifelong musician with ten years of specific mandolin focus. The mandolin has brought me great joy in connecting me with communities of musicians in all different styles and genres. It's a fun little instrument, and I look forward in to getting started with you!

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Rachel C.

37 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Music Education (Orchestra) from Bowling Green State University
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Rachel C.

37 Reviews
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I have taught music for 10 years and believe students should get to play what they want to play! Students are asked to come up with a list of songs and/or artists they would love to play. Through teaching chords, note reading and theory, the song possibilities are endless! I also can help the aspiring singer/mandolin player to be able to both play and sing simultaneously.

About Rachel

Hello there! I'm Rachel C., a bass player and singer on the stage who also enjoys playing and teaching all stringed instruments. I have a degree from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) in Music Education. I've taught lessons for over 10 years and truly love working with eager students of all age

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Peter W.
Charming and knowledgeable. Makes it easy for the student to understand.
Carolyn H.
Rachel is knowledgeable and so easy going. Really enjoying lessons.
Randal M.
She's very knowledgeable and patient. It's been many years since I've played but I feel completely comfortable and confident with her guidance.

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Average Cost of Mandolin Lessons in Holy Cross, IA

The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons in Holy Cross is $59. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $106 per hour.
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"Edwin keyed into where I was at in terms of musical knowledge, answered my questions with patience, taught me a great deal in just one hour and is professional. Highly recommend him."
- Melinda
Took Mandolin lessons from Edwin I.
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"Learned more in an hour than in the past 4 months with my previous instructor. Great lesson! I am very excited to learn from Jake."
- Monte Leewen
Took Mandolin lessons from Jake H.
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"It was a perfect lesson! I highly recommend Connor as an instructor"
- Joe
Took Mandolin lessons from Connor C.
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"Chris is patient and kind and teaches in a way that is clear and easy for even complete beginners to understand. When I get frustrated or discouraged in my practice, Chris is quick to try and pick me back up - he's a great motivator and he helps you remember to celebrate the small victories.

Learning with Chris is fun and engaging - he makes sure to incorporate music theory into the practice so that you are able to understand the why behind the "rules" of music. Chris is great at tailoring a learning plan to your specific goals as well as your baseline skills."
- Kate
Took Mandolin lessons from Chris C.
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"Daniel knows music and teaching very well. Looking forward the next lesson!"
- Jean-Baptiste
Took Mandolin lessons from Daniel E.
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"Daniel really knows his stuff. I learned a lot today!"
- Robert
Took Mandolin lessons from Daniel P.
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"My mandolin lesson was a great experience. I found Dee to be extremely helpful with my lesson and it was obvious that she has great teaching skills and was able to convey ideas clearly. She has experience with multiple musical instruments and has real world band experience to support her teaching. I look forward to continuing my lessons."
- David
Took Mandolin lessons from Dee F.
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"Super lesson. Had a refresher in some music theory.
Very educational."
- Jim
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"Good instruction at an affordable rate which made it a really great value. Victor was helpful reinforcing mechanics, suggesting practice exercises and introducing good songs to learn. Additionally, he seems to have a deep knowledge of bluegrass history and is flexible in his instruction which is important given the limitations of online learning."
- Cole
Took Mandolin lessons from Victor S.
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"Great instructor with lots of patience for someone who takes a while to learn things like me."
- Rob
Took Mandolin lessons from David F.
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